Programs & Incentives

COVID-19 related investment announced in fall economic statement

COVID-19 related investment unveiled

The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
pace retrofits

Time to pick up the pace on building retrofits

PACE financing is an innovative green loan instrument that can help owners with building retrofits to reduce carbon pollution.
energy efficiency programs

Alberta won’t rescue energy efficiency programs

The move concludes the process begun five months ago when the newly elected United Conservative Party government repealed the carbon tax and eliminated the funding source for the incentives.
retrofit incentives

Alberta retracts promised retrofit incentives

Despite information posted on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website for more than a month, commercial customers do not qualify for the new incentives announced in May 2018.
rent repayment

Outlining Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 plan

Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan aims to reduce solid waste going to the landfill and require new building to be carbon neutral from 2020 onward.
Toronto downtown

Toronto 2030 District aims to cut energy use

The new Toronto 2030 District program aims to meet the energy and emission reduction targets that are outlined in Architecture 2030.

Building lasting change with LEED

According to the CaGBC, there are now more than 1,000 LEED certified buildings in Canada – and that number is only ...

The next version of LEED

The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.

Vancouver’s deconstruction strategy

The City of Vancouver is rethinking demolition and taking a new approach to managing demolition ‘waste.'
REMI

LEEDing the way with ergonomics

The USGBC has introduced an ergonomics pilot credit that promotes the creation of spaces and buildings that support occupant health and performance and have lower operational costs.
REMI

From rocky relations to common ground

A new voluntary standard, SERA, will enable developers of green projects to specify certified aggregates and/or help them to identify ...
REMI

Choosing the best LEED for the job

The CaGBC has expanded its offering of LEED rating systems. With the proliferation of these products, choosing the most appropriate one ...